Tracklist

CD 1
# Title Artist Rating Length
1 Carmen: Prélude
Georges Bizet 3:32
2 Carmen: Erster Akt. « Voici la cloche qui sonne, mon lieutenant » (Don José) / « La cloche a sonné » (Chor)
Georges Bizet 5:12
3 Carmen: Erster Akt. « Mais nous ne voyons pas la Carmencita » (Chor, Carmen)
Georges Bizet 1:11
4 Carmen: Erster Akt. « L’amour est un oiseau rebelle » (Havanaise) (Carmen, Chor)
Georges Bizet 4:26
5 Carmen: Erster Akt. « Monsieur le brigadier ? » (Micaëla, Don José)
Georges Bizet 9:51
6 Carmen: Erster Akt. « Près des remparts de Séville » (Carmen, Don José)
Georges Bizet 4:39
7 Carmen: Zweiter Akt. « Les tringles des sistres tintaient » (Carmen, Mercédès, Frasquita)
Georges Bizet 5:09
8 Carmen: Zweiter Akt. « Votre toast…je peux vous le rendre » (Escamillo, Frasquita, Mercédès, Carmen, Andrès, Zuniga, Chor)
Georges Bizet 5:12
9 Carmen: Zweiter Akt. « La fleur que tu m’avais jetée » (Don José)
Georges Bizet 4:21
10 Carmen: Dritter Akt. « Je dis que rien ne m’épouvante » (Micaëla)
Georges Bizet 4:55
11 Carmen: Dritter Akt. « Je suis Escamillo, toréro de Grenade » (Escamillo, Don José)
Georges Bizet 3:34
12 Carmen: Dritter Akt. « Les voici, voici le quadrille » (Chor)
Georges Bizet 3:53
13 Carmen: Dritter Akt. « Si tu m’aimes, Carmen » (Escamillo, Carmen, Chor, Frasquita, Mercédès)
Georges Bizet 3:23
14 Carmen: Dritter Akt. « C’est toi ? » / « C’est moi » (Carmen, Don José, Chor)
Georges Bizet 9:19

Credits

CD 1

balance engineer:
Karl‐August Naegler (Balance engineer) (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 9–10, 12–14)
bass vocals:
Robert Lloyd (operatic bass) (1977-09) (track 8)
bass-baritone vocals:
Sherrill Milnes (1977-09) (tracks 8, 11, 13)
choir vocals:
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-08) (tracks 2–4, 12, 14)
George Watson’s College Boys’ Chorus (1977-08) (tracks 2–4, 12, 14)
The Ambrosian Singers (1977-09) (tracks 8, 13)
George Watson’s College Boys’ Chorus (1977-09) (tracks 8, 13)
chorus master:
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-08) (tracks 2–4, 12, 14)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-08) (tracks 2–4, 12, 14)
Patrick Criswell (chorusmaster) (1977-09) (tracks 8, 13)
John McCarthy (British choral conductor, scholar, composer and arranger) (1977-09) (tracks 8, 13)
composer:
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (tracks 1–2, 4, 6–7, 10, 12–14)
Georges Bizet (French romantic composer) (1875) (track 9)
conductor:
Claudio Abbado (1977-08) (tracks 2–4, 12, 14)
Claudio Abbado (1977-09) (tracks 1, 5–11, 13)
editor:
Joachim Niss (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 9–10, 12–14)
executive producer:
Rainer Brock (track 4)
librettist:
Ludovic Halévy (tracks 2, 4, 6–7, 10, 12–14)
Henri Meilhac (tracks 2, 4, 6–7, 10, 12–14)
Ludovic Halévy (1875) (track 9)
Henri Meilhac (1875) (track 9)
mezzo-soprano vocals:
Teresa Berganza (1977-08) (tracks 3–4, 12, 14)
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (tracks 6–8, 10, 13)
Alicia Nafé (1977-09) (tracks 7–8, 13)
orchestra:
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-08) (tracks 2–4, 12, 14)
London Symphony Orchestra (1977-09) (tracks 1, 5–11, 13)
recording engineer:
Rainer Brock (track 4)
soprano vocals:
Ileana Cotrubaş (Romanian Soprano) (1977-09) (tracks 5, 10)
Yvonne Kenny (1977-09) (tracks 7–8, 13)
tenor vocals:
Plácido Domingo (1977-08) (tracks 2, 12, 14)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (tracks 5–7, 9–11, 13)
Jean Lainé (1977-09) (track 8)
vocals:
Teresa Berganza (1977-09) (track 6)
Plácido Domingo (1977-09) (track 6)
phonographic copyright by:
Deutsche Grammophon GmbH (this is the company; for release labels, use "Deutsche Grammophon") (1978) (tracks 1–2, 6–7, 9–10, 12–14)
Polydor International GmbH (not for release label use!) (1978) (tracks 1–14)
recorded at:
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 2, 12, 14)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-08) (tracks 2, 12, 14)
George Watson’s College in Edinburgh, Scotland, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1, 6–7, 9–10, 13)
St John’s Church (Waterloo) in London, England, United Kingdom (1977-09) (tracks 1, 6–7, 9–10, 13)
arrangements:
Carmen (jazz arrangement of the Habanera from Bizet's Carmen) (track 4)
Carmen: Habanera (catch-all for arrangements) (track 4)
is based on:
El arreglito (track 4)
is the basis for:
Carmen Suite no. 1: IV. Séguedille (based on Carmen: Act I. Séguedille et Duo « Près des remparts de Séville ») (track 6)
Carmen Suite no. 1: VI. Les Toréadors (theme from Carmen: Prelude to Act I and Carmen: Act IV. « Les voici ! Voici la quadrille ! ») (tracks 1, 12)
Chains of Love (Disney song based on the melody of the Habanera from Carmen) (track 4)
Señorita (track 4)
later translated versions:
Habanera de Carmen (track 4)
later versions:
part of:
Carmen: Acte II (tracks 7, 9)
Carmen: Acte III (track 10)
Carmen: Acte IV (tracks 12–14)
Carmen (track 1)
Carmen: Acte I (tracks 2, 4, 6)
recording of:
Carmen: Prélude (1977-09) (track 1)
referred to in medleys:
Hooked on a Song (track 4)
Barcelona Games Medley (tracks 1, 9)

Release

part of: Eloquence (Deutsche Grammophon/Decca/Philips Classics)
ASIN: DE: B000026A5L [info]
Discogs: https://www.discogs.com/release/6713678 [info]